Mulat Pinoy is a social media initiative for the youth that focuses on population and development issues in the Philippines. Young Filipinos should be made aware that the choices they make now on marriage, births, use of resources, food, etc., have an impact on the development of society.
Proper knowledge of population and development is critical for saving our country from its own unmanageable growth. In 2009, the Philippine Center for Population and Development (http://www.pcpd.ph/) began a multimedia information dissemination initiative for population and development issues and concerns in response to this need. Mulat Pinoy was created under the aegis of the Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (http://www.probefound.com/) as a means of reaching out to the general public, especially the youth, to give them the information they need to truly understand our population situation. “Mulat Pinoy” is a call to Filipinos to open their eyes to the realities of our population’s needs, and to spread the word about our population concerns.
Mulat Pinoy maintains its own website (www.mulatpinoy.ph) and is active on major social networks. Offline events support the initiative’s efforts, bringing the call for awareness to an even broader audience. Around 26,000 people have been reached through various online and offline activities implemented by the end of 2010.
The Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD)
On their 36th year, the Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD) continues to contribute to the broadening of development options for the country through applied population and development policy research and advocacy. The people behind PCPD envision a nation that is able to balance its population and resources. They teach Filipinos to understand the intricate relationship between population and development, thereby empowering them and their families to make informed decisions and actions that will result in an improved quality of life.
Probe Media Foundation, Inc. (PMFI)
The Probe Media Foundation furthers the mission of Probe Productions, Inc. (PPI) to spur positive social change by moving beyond the business of producing educational television programs and going into the education of media practitioners. PMFI brings together and trains socially responsible, ethical and excellent media professionals. They also produce the Kabataan News Network (KNN), the only television show in the country handled by young adults. All the stories in KNN are shot and written by teenagers.
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